Dr Francesca Stella

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)

telephone: +44 (0)141 3305070
email: Francesca.Stella@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My current research activity focuses on migration, sexuality and personal relationships. I am PI on the ESRC-funded project 'Intimate migrations: lesbian, gay and bisexual migrants in Scotland' (2015-17). The project focuses on intra-European migration from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and explores the role of sexuality and ethnonational background in decisions to migrate, experiences of resettlement and in the development of migrants' social networks. 

I am also developing new research in the area of migration studies, related to migrants’ experiences of settlement, integration and belonging.

Other research projects (current/previous) and interests include:

  • an ethnographic study on the everyday lives of lesbian and bisexual women in contemporary urban Russia, and a follow-up oral history project on ‘lesbian’ existence under state socialism in Soviet Russia. This work forms the basis of the monograph Lesbian lives in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia: post/socialism and gendered sexualities (Palgrave, 2014).
  • ongoing work on sexuality, nationalism and human rights, empirically grounded in research on LGBT rights in Russia. This includes an article in Slavic Review 72(3), winner of the 2014 Heldt Prize for the Best Article in Slavic/Eurasian Women's Studies.
  • involvement in the AHRC-funded knowledge exchange ‘Translating Russian and East European Cultures’. This is linked to ongoing work on storytelling as a means of ‘knowledge exchange’ and public engagement, and engagement in debates about representation, accountability, and in the roles of the ‘public’ university.

Research interests

  • Migration, integration and belonging
  • Sexualities
  • Gender inequalities, feminist theory (esp. intersectionality)
  • Real existing socialism and post-socialist transformations (especially in relaiton to the former Soviet Union and Central Eastern Europe)
  • Russian society and culture
  • Storytelling as a form of public engagement
  • The ethics and methodologies of cross-cultural research

Grants

  • IAA ESRC Grant 'Developing engagement on LGBT and migrant equality', May 2017-May 2018. As Principal Investigator.
  • ESRC Standard Grant‘Intimate migrations: exploring the experiences of LGB migrant from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Scotland’, Jan 2015-Dec 2017

    As Principal Investigator, with Dr Moya Flynn (co-I) and Dr Anna Gawlewicz (RA)

  • New Initiatives Fund (University of Glasgow, 2014)
    GRAMNet workshop 'Migration and Intimate Life', 18 June 2014 (with Dr Marta Moskal)
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012, ES/I038497/1)
    'Queer lives and urban space: from Russia to the new Europe'
  • AHRC Network Initiative (2011-12, AH/I001557/1)
    'Translating Russian and East European Cultures' (named applicant/contributor)
  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Research Grant (2009-10)
    'Female homosexuality and actually existing socialism: an oral history project of lesbian relations in Soviet Russia' (PI)
  • Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Grant (2008)
    International workshop 'Agency and Change in Provincial Russia: the Impact of Location(s)'. University of Glasgow, 2 April 2008; co-organiser

 


Supervision

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD applicants in any of my main areas of research. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate Sociology dissertations (MRes Sociology and Research Methods, MRes Equality and Human Rights).

Successful PhD completion

  • Holly Porteous, ‘Beauty, Femininity and Consumption in Contemporary Russian Women’s Magazines’. Co-supervised with Professor Rebecca Kay, CEES (2014)

Current Research Students

  • Natalya Khalymonchik, 'The influence of Japanese popular culture on Russian subcultural youth communities' - co-supervised with Dr Moya Flynn and Professor Rebecca Kay, CEES (2013-)
  • Gokben Demibras, 'A Feminist re-reading of Globalisation and Changing Social Constructions of Gender: a Comparative Neighbourhood Study in Turkey’ - co-supervised with Dr Susan Batchelor, Sociology (2013-)
  • Karen Cuthbert, ‘Doing gender’ without sexuality? An exploration of asexual masculinities and femininities’, co-supervised with Dr Matt Dawson, Sociology (2014-)
  • Jenny Speirs, 'How do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified young people who use the internet experience, construct and manage psychological wellbeing?', co-supervised with Professor Sally Wyke, Sociology (2015-)
  • Sopio Davituri (2017-) 'Gender Inequality and Women’s Negotiation of Public and Private Spaces in Contemporary Georgia', with Dr Robert Gibb (Sociology) and Prof Rebecca Kay (CEES)
  • Panagiotis Theodoropoulos (2017-) 'Precarity and Solidarity among Migrant Workers in the UK', with Dr Andy Smith (Sociology)
  • Anna Bochorishvili(2017-) 'Relationship Experiences of Women with Disabilities in Georgia', with Prof Nick Watson (Sociology) 

 


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Sociology level 1B: Migration and Society
  • Honours module 'Migration, multiculturalism and belonging'

Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc module 'Global Migrations: Histories, Structures, Experiences': contributor
  • MSc Equality and Human Rights: contributor, Core module and 'Contemporary Approaches to Gender Relations' module

Previous Teaching and Admin Roles (since 2015)

  • Honours module 'Contemporary Migration in Global Perspective' (course convener, 2015-)
  • Honours module 'Sociology of Gender' (2016-17)
  • MSc module 'Contemporary Approaches to Gender Relations' (course convener, 2015-16)
  • PGR co-convener, Sociology

 


Additional information

Peer reviewing

  • Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (Oct 2015-)
  • Review of grant applications for Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium, and Royal Society, UK
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Sociological Research Online (2015-)
  • Referee of journal articles for: Sexualities, Gender, Place and Culture, GLQ, Slavic Review, Europe-Asia Studies, Lambda Nordica, Nationalities Papers and Girlhood Studies
  • Referee of book proposals for Routledge and Palgrave (2011-present)

Institutional Affiliations

 Professional Memberships

  • Member of the European Sociological Association
  • Member of British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies
  • Member of British Sociological Association
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy

 

 


Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2018

Stella, F., Campbell, M., Williams, B., MacDougall, J., Liinpää, M. and Speirs, J. (2018) Engaging with LGBT and Migrant Equalities: a Youth and Community Toolkit. Manual. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Stella, F., MacDougall, J., Liinpää, M. and Speirs, J. (2018) Engaging with LGBT and Migrant Equalities: Activities for the ESOL Classroom. Manual. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Stella, F., Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2018) Unpacking the meanings of ‘a normal life’ among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Eastern European migrants in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 7(1), pp. 55-72. (doi:10.17467/ceemr.2017.16)

2016

Stella, F., Gawlewicz, A. and Flynn, M. (2016) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Migrants in Scotland. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (Eds.) (2016) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Routledge advances in critical diversities. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138805040

2015

Stella, F. and Nartova, N. (2015) Sexual citizenship, nationalism and biopolitics in Putin’s Russia. In: Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (eds.) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Advances in critical diversities (1). Routledge: London, pp. 24-42. ISBN 9781138805040

Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (2015) Introduction. In: Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (eds.) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Advances in critical diversities (1). Routledge: London, pp. 10-22. ISBN 9781138805040

Stella, F. (2015) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Migrants in Scotland: Preliminary Findings Report. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow.

Stella, F. (2015) Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities. Series: Genders and sexualities in the social sciences. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137321237

2014

Stella, F. (2014) Engaging with 'impact' agendas? Reflections on storytelling as knowledge exchange. In: Taylor, Y. (ed.) The Entrepreneurial University: Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781137275868

Stella, F. (2014) Issledovanie zhizni lesbiianok v sovetskii period: pokolencheskii podkhod. In: Kondakov, A.A. (ed.) Na pereput’e. Metodologiia, teoriia I praktika LGBT I kvir issledovanii. Tsentr Nezavisimykh Sotsiologicheskikh Issledovanii / Centre for Independent Social Research: Saint Petersburg, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9785919184263

Stella, F. (2014) Agenda: protest against Russia's anti-gay stance can play into Putin's hands. Herald,

2013

Stella, F. (2013) Lesbian lives and real existing socialism in late Soviet Russia. In: Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (eds.) Queer Presences and Absences. Series: Gender and sexualities in the social sciences. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230302549

Stella, F. (2013) Queer space, Pride and shame in Moscow. Slavic Review, 72(2), pp. 458-480. (doi:10.5612/slavicreview.72.3.0458)

2012

Stella, F. (2012) The politics of in/visibility: carving out queer space in Ul'yanovsk. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(10), pp. 1822-1846. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2012.676236)

Stella, F., Mamattah, S. and Turbine, V. (2012) Introduction to special section 'Location, Agency and Change in Provincial Russia'. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(10), pp. 1811-1821. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2012.717366)

Stella, F. (2012) Review of: Queer in Europe: contemporary case studies, edited by Lisa Downing and Robert Gillett. Journal of Gender Studies, 21(2), pp. 220-222. [Book Review]

2011

Cowen, T., Stella, F., Magahy, K., Strauss, K. and Morton, J. (2011) Sanctuary, Safety and Solidarity: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Asylum Seekers in Scotland. Project Report. Equality Network, BEMIS and GRAMNet, Glasgow, UK.

Stella, F. (2011) Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities: The Urban Landscape in the Post-Soviet Era, Edited by Cordula Gdaniec. Cultural Analysis, 10, [Book Review]

2010

Stella, F. (2010) The language of intersectionality: researching ‘lesbian’ identity in urban Russia. In: Taylor, Y., Hines, S. and Casey, M. (eds.) Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality. Series: Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstone, pp. 212-234. ISBN 0230229301

Stella, F. (2010) Review of Taylor, Yvette. Working-class Lesbian Life: Classed Outsiders. European Societies, 12(2), pp. 279-281. (doi:10.1080/14616690903432347) [Book Review]

Stella, F. (2010) Temkina, A. Seksual’naia zhizn’ zhenshchiny: mezhdu podchineniem i svobody = Women’s sexual lives: between oppression and freedom. Slavic Review, 69(1), [Book Review]

2008

Stella, F. (2008) Homophobia begins at home: lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of the parental household in urban Russia. Kul'tura, 2, pp. 12-17.

2007

Stella, F. (2007) The right to be different? Sexual citizenship and its politics in post-Soviet Russia. In: Equal or Different? Gender, Equality and Ideology Under State Socialism and After. Palgrave, pp. 146-166. ISBN 0230524842

2004

Stella, F. (2004) Images of sexuality and sexual diversity in the Russian press. eSharp, 3,

This list was generated on Thu Dec 13 03:38:45 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Stella, F., Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2018) Unpacking the meanings of ‘a normal life’ among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Eastern European migrants in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 7(1), pp. 55-72. (doi:10.17467/ceemr.2017.16)

Stella, F. (2014) Agenda: protest against Russia's anti-gay stance can play into Putin's hands. Herald,

Stella, F. (2013) Queer space, Pride and shame in Moscow. Slavic Review, 72(2), pp. 458-480. (doi:10.5612/slavicreview.72.3.0458)

Stella, F. (2012) The politics of in/visibility: carving out queer space in Ul'yanovsk. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(10), pp. 1822-1846. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2012.676236)

Stella, F., Mamattah, S. and Turbine, V. (2012) Introduction to special section 'Location, Agency and Change in Provincial Russia'. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(10), pp. 1811-1821. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2012.717366)

Stella, F. (2008) Homophobia begins at home: lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of the parental household in urban Russia. Kul'tura, 2, pp. 12-17.

Stella, F. (2004) Images of sexuality and sexual diversity in the Russian press. eSharp, 3,

Books

Stella, F. (2015) Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities. Series: Genders and sexualities in the social sciences. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137321237

Book Sections

Stella, F. and Nartova, N. (2015) Sexual citizenship, nationalism and biopolitics in Putin’s Russia. In: Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (eds.) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Advances in critical diversities (1). Routledge: London, pp. 24-42. ISBN 9781138805040

Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (2015) Introduction. In: Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (eds.) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Advances in critical diversities (1). Routledge: London, pp. 10-22. ISBN 9781138805040

Stella, F. (2014) Engaging with 'impact' agendas? Reflections on storytelling as knowledge exchange. In: Taylor, Y. (ed.) The Entrepreneurial University: Engaging Publics, Intersecting Impacts. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781137275868

Stella, F. (2014) Issledovanie zhizni lesbiianok v sovetskii period: pokolencheskii podkhod. In: Kondakov, A.A. (ed.) Na pereput’e. Metodologiia, teoriia I praktika LGBT I kvir issledovanii. Tsentr Nezavisimykh Sotsiologicheskikh Issledovanii / Centre for Independent Social Research: Saint Petersburg, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9785919184263

Stella, F. (2013) Lesbian lives and real existing socialism in late Soviet Russia. In: Taylor, Y. and Addison, M. (eds.) Queer Presences and Absences. Series: Gender and sexualities in the social sciences. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230302549

Stella, F. (2010) The language of intersectionality: researching ‘lesbian’ identity in urban Russia. In: Taylor, Y., Hines, S. and Casey, M. (eds.) Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality. Series: Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstone, pp. 212-234. ISBN 0230229301

Stella, F. (2007) The right to be different? Sexual citizenship and its politics in post-Soviet Russia. In: Equal or Different? Gender, Equality and Ideology Under State Socialism and After. Palgrave, pp. 146-166. ISBN 0230524842

Book Reviews

Stella, F. (2012) Review of: Queer in Europe: contemporary case studies, edited by Lisa Downing and Robert Gillett. Journal of Gender Studies, 21(2), pp. 220-222. [Book Review]

Stella, F. (2011) Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities: The Urban Landscape in the Post-Soviet Era, Edited by Cordula Gdaniec. Cultural Analysis, 10, [Book Review]

Stella, F. (2010) Review of Taylor, Yvette. Working-class Lesbian Life: Classed Outsiders. European Societies, 12(2), pp. 279-281. (doi:10.1080/14616690903432347) [Book Review]

Stella, F. (2010) Temkina, A. Seksual’naia zhizn’ zhenshchiny: mezhdu podchineniem i svobody = Women’s sexual lives: between oppression and freedom. Slavic Review, 69(1), [Book Review]

Edited Books

Stella, F., Taylor, Y., Reynolds, T. and Rogers, A. (Eds.) (2016) Sexuality, Citizenship and Belonging: Trans-National and Intersectional Perspectives. Series: Routledge advances in critical diversities. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138805040

Research Reports or Papers

Stella, F., Campbell, M., Williams, B., MacDougall, J., Liinpää, M. and Speirs, J. (2018) Engaging with LGBT and Migrant Equalities: a Youth and Community Toolkit. Manual. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Stella, F., MacDougall, J., Liinpää, M. and Speirs, J. (2018) Engaging with LGBT and Migrant Equalities: Activities for the ESOL Classroom. Manual. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Stella, F., Gawlewicz, A. and Flynn, M. (2016) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Migrants in Scotland. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Stella, F. (2015) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Migrants in Scotland: Preliminary Findings Report. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow.

Cowen, T., Stella, F., Magahy, K., Strauss, K. and Morton, J. (2011) Sanctuary, Safety and Solidarity: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Asylum Seekers in Scotland. Project Report. Equality Network, BEMIS and GRAMNet, Glasgow, UK.

This list was generated on Thu Dec 13 03:38:45 2018 GMT.